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What happend on August 19th 2006

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Golf: Donald shares USPGA lead

Saturday 19th of August 2006, 0:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England's Luke Donald is in a four-way tie for the lead at the halfway stage at Medinah but Tiger Woods is only one shot back.
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Pinochet's fraud immunity lifted

Saturday 19th of August 2006, 0:15
related countries: Chile Chile

Chile's Supreme Court rules that ex-military ruler Augusto Pinochet can be prosecuted on embezzlement charges.
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South Africa Aids policy attacked

Saturday 19th of August 2006, 2:47
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The UN's special Aids envoy accuses South Africa of "immoral" Aids policies, at the end of a major conference.
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UK police find 'martyrdom tapes'

Saturday 19th of August 2006, 3:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Police probing an alleged plot to bring down airliners have found martyrdom videos, the BBC has learned.
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UN plea for European peacekeepers

Saturday 19th of August 2006, 4:33
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

The UN urges European countries to contribute more troops for the peacekeeping force in Lebanon.
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Annan pleads for Lebanon troops

Saturday 19th of August 2006, 6:45
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

The UN chief makes a strong appeal to member states to provide troops for peacekeeping in Lebanon.
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Oil worker in Nigeria is released

Saturday 19th of August 2006, 9:46
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Germany Germany

A German oil worker kidnapped by an armed gang in southern Nigeria earlier this month is released.
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Baghdad alert for Shia pilgrimage

Saturday 19th of August 2006, 10:37
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Security is tightened in Baghdad ahead of a Shia pilgrimage that last year saw 1,000 killed in a stampede.
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Getting back to business in Somalia

Saturday 19th of August 2006, 10:41
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

Well-off Somalis abroad see the business potential under Mogadishu's new rulers and are flocking home, Karen Allen reports.
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Israel mounts fresh Lebanon raid

Saturday 19th of August 2006, 11:13
related countries: Israel Israel, Lebanon Lebanon

Israeli forces clash with Hezbollah deep inside Lebanon, hours after the UN warns of a "fragile" ceasefire.
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Mixed UN pledges from Europe

Saturday 19th of August 2006, 12:32
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

European countries are giving mixed commitments to the expanded UN force for Lebanon.
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Israelis detain Hamas deputy PM

Saturday 19th of August 2006, 13:52
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli forces detain Palestinian Deputy PM Nasser al-Shaer in a raid on his home in the West Bank.
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US critic 'well' after cancer op

Saturday 19th of August 2006, 14:48
related countries: United States United States

Veteran US film critic Roger Ebert says he is recovering well but has had "no fun" during cancer treatment.
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Battle for Mexico's democratic soul

Saturday 19th of August 2006, 15:35
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Franc Contreras is out on the streets of Mexico as protests continue over the outcome of the presidential poll.
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German bomb suspect arrested

Saturday 19th of August 2006, 16:42
related countries: Germany Germany

German police arrest a Lebanese student in connection with a failed attempt to bomb two trains last month.
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Beirut fury at 'ceasefire breach'

Saturday 19th of August 2006, 17:10
related countries: Israel Israel, Lebanon Lebanon

Lebanon condemns an Israeli commando raid and warns that it may halt the Lebanese army deployment in the south.
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England face Oval survival battle

Saturday 19th of August 2006, 18:14
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England end day three of the fourth Test on 78-1, still 253 behind Pakistan.
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Fourth Test: day three as it happened

Saturday 19th of August 2006, 18:16
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England reach 78-1 when bad light stops play against Pakistan in the Oval Test.
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Four US troops die in Afghanistan

Saturday 19th of August 2006, 18:23
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Four US servicemen and an Afghan government soldier are killed in clashes in east and south Afghanistan.
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Migrants missing off Italy coast

Saturday 19th of August 2006, 18:35
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy searches for some 40 people missing after a migrant boat sank south of Sicily, killing at least 10.
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Nigeria runs kidnap crackdown

Saturday 19th of August 2006, 18:44
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A crackdown to tackle armed groups involved in kidnapping gets under way with scores of arrests in south Nigeria.
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Mass break-out hits Belgium jail

Saturday 19th of August 2006, 19:08
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Twenty-two inmates are still at large after a mass break-out from a jail in the Belgian town of Dendermonde.
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Full flight service at Heathrow

Saturday 19th of August 2006, 19:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Heathrow

The UK's busiest airport has operated a full flight service for the first time since the terror alert caused travel chaos.
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Greek police hunt for stolen icon

Saturday 19th of August 2006, 20:45
related countries: Greece Greece

A major police hunt is launched in Greece after burglars steal one of the country's most historic icons.
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Poll results beckon for DR Congo

Saturday 19th of August 2006, 21:11
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Peacekeepers are on high alert in DR Congo ahead of partial poll results, with a run-off looking possible.
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Donald & Woods share lead

Saturday 19th of August 2006, 22:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

England's Luke Donald and American Tiger Woods will go into the final round of the USPGA tied on 14 under, two shots clear of the field.
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Hamas plea over seized deputy

Saturday 19th of August 2006, 23:59
related countries: Israel Israel

The Palestinians' Hamas PM urges the world to help secure the release of his deputy seized by Israeli troops.
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